Cala Saladita can be spotted from the neighboring bay of Cala Salada, but getting there is a just a wee bit of a challenge in the peak of summer – be prepared to clamber over the rocky divide! The (potentially sweaty) result is well worth it, when you arrive at the smaller, quieter beach with amazing snorkeling opportunities – after all, a quick dive into the sea and you’re instantly refreshed. There are no tourist amenities or chiringuitos (unless you want to trek or swim back over to Cala Salada), so pack a picnic, bring an umbrella and enjoy the chilled out vibe!
At the foot of a pine forest, Cala Salada is a beautiful, rustic Ibiza beach that seems to have been relatively unscathed by the overdevelopment of its neighboring areas. Here, nature abounds with a small strip of sand, very few sun beds, and clean turquoise water make it a popular choice for those looking to escape the noise, hustle and bustle of San Antonio.
Beneath the rocks, the sparkling azure Mediterranean Sea glistens, beckoning sunbathers to cool off by diving off the rocks, while surrounding rock pools prove popular with snorkelers. A truly unique Ibiza experience and one that shouldn’t be missed.
The pretty little sister to next door neighboring beach Cala Gracio, Cala Gracioneta is a quaint, rustic cove on the island’s west coast that’s small in size yet packed with character. Surrounded by plenty of shady trees, rocky headland and a golden patch of sand extending all the way back to the chiringuito, it’s no surprise that it’s busy from morning through until sunset every day of the summer. The shallow calm sea is great for snorkeling and verysafe for swimming, making it a very family-friendly location.
Cala Gracio has all the qualities of a pristine, secluded Ibiza beach, with its golden sand and crystal-clear waters – and yet, it’s just minutes from San Antonio. Central, yet far enough to keep the masses away, the nearby hotels are hidden and don’t overlook the beach, allowing a rare sense of privacy and seclusion so close to the hustle and bustle of San An.
Cala Bassa boasts some of the clearest, cleanest water you’ll ever see in Ibiza and the softest golden sand – it’s enough to make you think you’ve escaped the Med (not that you’d want to!) and made it to Thailand. Large rock formations on either side of the beach are a constant reminder however, of the rocky and rustic terrain of Ibiza and popular with dare devil rock jumpers, while plenty of trees around the beach provide shade for those sensitive to sun,perfect for picnics and family days out.
Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, including sand dunes and rocky cliffs behind the beach, Cala Conte boasts stunning views of the amazing sunset each night. The golden sand is perfect for little ones, with gentle, shallow and crystal clear water, while another rockier ledge leads to a sheltered, private cove where the sea is a little deeper, yet amazingly clean and clear.
One of Ibiza’s most magnificent resort beaches, Cala Tarida is the longest and widest beach of fine white sand on the island’s west coast. Famous for her beautiful blue, turquoise and emerald green waters, Ibiza beach Cala Tarida’s sandy shores have a bit of something for everyone – including beach volleyball, water sports, and even a diving school.
Declared a ‘natural’ beach by the town of San Jose, Cala Moli is a lovely, pebbly cove tucked away from crowds, and lacking in the usual rows of sun loungers, parasols or noisy hotels. Though secluded and tranquil, Moli also offers some fabulous amenities, including a bar/restaurant with its own swimming pool. The sea bed is quite rocky, and excellent for snorkeling in the crystal clear, clean waters.
Down the beaten path on the south-west the island sits the gem Ibiza beach ofSa Pedrera – also known as Atlantis – and just like her namesake, this rocky beach is full of spectacular hidden treasures. It’s not so much of a beach per se, as an historical spot and a sight to behold – over the last few centuries in the old quarry, sculptors and stone masons have left their mark by carving extraordinary faces, dragons and other symbolic carvings in the rocky cliffs.